Poem on Climbing the Tower in clerical script

Artist: Yang Fa (1696-after 1762)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 18th century
Ink on paper
H x W (image): 108.4 x 25.8 cm (42 11/16 x 10 3/16 in)
China, Jiangsu province, Nanjing
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

China, clerical script, poems, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)

Estate of Alice Boney. [1]

From 1992
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased at auction, “Fine Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy,” Christie’s, New York, June 2, 1992, lot no. 139, “Clerical Script Calligraphy”. [2]


[1] The scroll was the property of the Estate of Alice Boney (Alice Boney died in 1988), when Freer Gallery of Art purchased it from Christie’s, New York. See Christie’s auction catalog, “Fine Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy,” Christie’s, New York, June 2, 1992, lot no. 139, “Clerical Script Calligraphy”.

[2] See note 1. For further details see object file, Collections Management Office. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Christie's (New York)
Alice Boney 1901-1988

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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